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Poster: patourkid Date: Nov 12, 2008 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

Rip,crazy that you hear SO much about Hendrix but nothing about him. And he was a QUALITY musician.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 12, 2008 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

Yep; sure, I am always babbling on about CREAM, but you had to love these two with Jimi: Noel and Mitch.

Always seemed like a nice guy too...

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 12, 2008 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Offenbach, Germany, May 18, 1967
Stone Free - Purple Haze - Hey Joe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLx0sJymw-Q

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 13, 2008 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

And you should babble on and on about CREAM if for no other reason because of Ginger Baker. Whoa.... that guy could (and still can) bang. I mean, "Toad" pretty much says all that needs to be said.

Clapton and Bruce were great but Ginger made that trio click.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 13, 2008 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

Oh yeah. He was THE drummer. Period. No one comes close. Watched Mitch last night on utube doing SunshineoyLove, and he can do a reasonable imitation of Ginger, but not the real thing.

But, I put Bruce right up there too. I think he is my top bass player. He also had a great voice. And wrote some really decent songs. Noel Redding can't mimic Bruce on Sunshine in the clip I just mentioned for example. Eric is great, but he wasn't the key to CREAM in my mind.

Bruce and Ginger are # one for me on both fronts (Phil is # 2 for bassists, and I don't really have a # 2 drummer...Ginger is so far ahead).





Hope time is ever so slowly helping, Stealz. Still think of you every time I log on here...

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 13, 2008 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

I echo your sentiments William and I thank you for your kind words as well.

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 13, 2008 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

And you should babble on and on about CREAM if for no other reason because of Ginger Baker. Whoa.... that guy could (and still can) bang. I mean, "Toad" pretty much says all that needs to be said.

Clapton and Bruce were great but Ginger made that trio click.

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Poster: veblen Date: Nov 12, 2008 11:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Mitch Mitchell

speaking of cream I just listened to the bbc sessions where the last track is a short, way too short, rendition of sunshine of your love...it is cool hearing jimi tear-up the track...those two bands would have made for a great battle of the bands...

other interesting covers are dylan's can you please crawl out your window and the ruttles day tripper...jimi seemed to like that one...and hound dog...with some really, really bad barking..."you ain't never caught no rabbits, so you ain't no friend of mine...ruff, ruff "

I even listened to the track, I was made to love her, where stevie wonder sits in for mitch...no doubt stevie is a genius but drumming was not his forte...though it is a one of a kind combo and I think stevie knew it...he just wanted to play with jimi...